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Australian deaths in custody and custody-related police operations, 1995-96

Vicki Dalton
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 1996

Abstract

Dalton presents information on deaths which occurred in police, prison and juvenile justice custody during the twelve months to 30 June 1996. She highlights the continuing crisis for Aborigines, focusing on the sharp increase in the number of deaths in custody and custody related police operations. The paper covers the circumstances, age, cause and manner of death, and highlights trends from 1980 to 1996.